Tag Archives: Sci-Fi

Mockingjay
Suzanne Collins

After the events of Catching Fire, our 17-year-old heroine Katniss finds herself part of some rebel plot hatched by the supposedly destroyed District 13 to overthrow the evil Capitol…

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

The second book in the Hunger Games series starts off innocuously enough. Fresh from her status as the winner of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen travels through the other oppressed districts of the nation of Panem on a victory tour…

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games debuted just a few years ago and quickly sold many millions and was snatched up for a movie. In short, the book’s exposure is universal, and anyone who’s anyone has already read the whole trilogy by now…

Dune
Frank Herbert

Dune is about the new messiah come to Akkaris to save the planet. They call him muad’Dib (non-language creators at it again! Man, are they terrible!). Everything about the planet is cool (e.g. they spit at each other as a sign of respect, because water is so precious); everything about muad’Dib and his army and his plans is terrible…

The Terminal Man
Michael Crichton

In this Crichton novel, the dinosaur is a man who has a near-fatal accident, the result of which are seizures. What kind of seizures, you might ask? Why, killing seizures, of course…

The Andromeda Strain
Michael Crichton

In this one, the dinosaur is a crazy virus the government’s cooking up that gets loose in an Arizona town and kills everyone…

Cat’s Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut

As with many of Vonnegut’s books, Cat’s Cradle seems to start out without a story. The narrator, an author, is trying to write a book about what various famous Americans were doing when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. His research leads him to the three children of Felix Hoenikker, the creator of the atomic bomb…

Timequake
Kurt Vonnegut

Timequake is about an actual timequake that takes place (in the book) on February 13, 2001. This timequake catapults everyone on Earth back ten years to 1991, and forces them to redo everything they did exactly as they did it ten years prior…

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley

Frankenstein is a far cry from the Franken Berry we’ve come to know and love, but he still has much to teach us…

Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five is about Billy Pilgrim, a POW in WWII who, along with other POW’s, finds shelter in a slaughterhouse (hence the name) while Dresden is being bombed…